Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about doing business in Mauritius and the Seychelles

Visas are not required for U.S. citizens. However, travelers must have an onward or return ticket.

Any person, either alone or together with another person, may apply for the incorporation of a company. Guidelines for the incorporation of a company and the registration of a business in Mauritius are available here.

The Mauritius Country Commercial Guide lists the leading sectors for U.S. exports and investment in Mauritius.

The Embassy’s Economic/Commercial Section in collaboration with the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service in South Africa provides a number of services to help U.S. companies identify potential local partners.  Information on our services is available here.

Chapter 5 of the Mauritius Country Commercial Guide provides information on the requirements and restrictions on the importation of goods into Mauritius.  Information on import duties is also available in this guide.

The Board of Investment is a good starting point for information on working as a professional in Mauritius.

A list of lawyers in Mauritius is available on our website. However, inclusion of a firm in this list does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Embassy.

A list of U.S. businesses with local or regional offices and franchises in Mauritius is available on this U.S. Embassy Port Louis web page.